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Independence.

We wouldn’t even think about trying to compete with a fireworks display, especially on the Fourth of July. So instead – we will reflect...

We thank you.

Photo Credit: Arlington National Cemetery

Haters.

Haters, bullies, mean people…they all have one thing in common…they all suffer from one of the following: They hate themselves, They want...

Lest we forget.

April 25th is Anzac Day – a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries every...

Flowers of the Forest.

It was September 9, 1513. The place was, and still is, a meadowland on a low hill just south of the village of Branxton, Northumberland,...

A Folded Flag.

What is the importance of a folded flag? Most people who see this picture, see a folded flag and think nothing of it. To the family of a...

Ringing of the Bells.

The tradition of ringing a bell at a firefighter's funeral stretches back more than 200 years. Generations ago, a bell would ring at the...

The Flyover.

The Police Funeral Flyby -- one of the most solemn and honorable duties for the police aviator... The first funeral flyover of aircraft...

Taps.

Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognizable or more stirring and able to render emotion than Taps. Up until the Civil...

Twenty-One Gun Salute.

Cops pledge to serve the public good and put their lives on the line daily. When they pass away, whether from circumstances in the line...

The Bells Rang.

On March 13, 1996, a man walked into the Dunblane (Scotland) Primary School armed with several guns. He fired his weapons 109 times...

Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck.

Are you a lucky or unlucky person? Or, to put it more precisely, are you prepared to be lucky? “Luck is what happens when preparation...

There are cops...

Congratulations to Colonel Glenn M. McNeill, Jr of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol on his retirement. Press release here. We...

Strive for more.

We often start things with a very good reason behind why we are doing it. There is typically a motivation that is driving us forward. But...

Luck is no accident.

This past week (February 2017) members of Wake and District were lucky to play alongside The Piano Guys at performances in Asheville and...

Love is...

St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories...

Mindfulness.

For the past year, nearly every part of our lives has been affected by COVID-19. Over time, this period of uncertainty can lead to...

Skirling Stereotypes.

By now, many of you have seen the GEICO Insurance commercial, Trouble With Noisy Pipes? If not, take 30 seconds and watch the clip below...

On the horizon...

On Monday, January 4, 2021 the members of Wake and District gathered virtually as we held our annual general meeting looking back at 2020...

The year of the asterisk.

2020*. We began this year with similar intent as the previous, with plans to hit the regional competition circuit and make a trek to...